Virginia, US

Daniel is an Associate with Fragomen’s Government Strategies and Corporate Compliance Group in Washington, D.C. He assists clients with immigration compliance counseling and enforcement defense, as well as federal court litigation of civil immigration disputes.

Prior to joining Fragomen in 2014, Daniel spent five years as a litigator where he represented a wide range of corporate clients in complex federal and state litigation. While in law school, Daniel was a notes editor for the Harvard Law Review.

Daniel worked pro bono to obtain asylum for a persecuted former Ethiopian judge.

Daniel speaks English and Spanish.

Education


Harvard Law School | J.D., 2008, cum laude
Vanderbilt University | B.A., 2005, summa cum laude

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Virginia, District of Columbia

Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Defended an executive of a Fortune 100 energy company and former bankers against potential extradition to South America, and coordinated U.S. discovery proceedings and litigation with local and corporate counsel

Litigated breach of contract claim involving novel impossibility defenses on behalf of a Fortune 200 bank against a Fortune 100 bank

Defended a Fortune 200 energy company against toxic tort claims brought by foreign citizens in a Delaware state court

Publications and Lectures

 Author, “Leading Cases, Private Securities Litigation Reform Act – ‘Strong Inference’ Pleading Standard.” Harvard Law Review, Vol. 121 No. 1 (Nov., 2007): 385. Print.

Author, “Recent Cases, Sixth Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity to Police Officer for Arrest for Speech at Public Meeting.” Harvard Law Review, Vol. 120 No. 8 (June, 2007): 2238. Print.